Monitoring - Solution Iraq
Lawmakers spoke at a hearing on Tuesday at the Middle East Subcommittee on the US Senate
"Iran has expanded its control in the Middle East over the past period by increasing its activity in Iraq," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Joan_Polastchik
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Michael Mulleroy, explained that «spending of the United States' US
forces in Iraq fell from $ 150 billion in 2008 to $ 15 billion in 2019».
He added that «the volume of US spending on the # Iraqi forces -
$ 20 billion between 2003 and 2011», pointing out that «these funds were not enough to prevent the rise of an organization and urging the cessation of attacks in Iraq, which requires another five billion to reach For this purpose ».
In the same context, called # Alsnator_algmehora # Mat_roumni
, to « the return of diplomatic personnel to Iraq to support the Iraqi government and help them cope with the enormous challenges», he said: «I call # Aladarh_alomirkah
to see the latest intelligence on the assessment of the threat of # Iran
and the restoration of full diplomatic presence As soon as possible".
While the US-Middle East expert at the Washington
Institute # Philip_Smith
emphasized the importance of the US military presence in Iraq.
"The presence of the US military
in Iraq is not only to confront the rebels and to support the government, but to provide a force that will ensure that Iran does not expand," he said in an interview with the US military
newspaper The Times .
Last May, the United States ordered all its non-essential staff in Iraq to leave because there was an "imminent threat" posed by the number of
working for Iran.
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